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The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind-- and Changed the History of Free Speech in America

Thomas Healy
Format
Book
Published
New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780805094565 (hbk.), 0805094563 (hbk.)
Summary
Based on newly discovered letters and memos, this riveting scholarly history of the conservative justice who became a free-speech advocate and established the modern understanding of the First Amendment reconstructs his journey from free-speech skeptic to First Amendment hero.
Contents
  • Prologue: an unexpected visit
  • Train fever
  • A smart chap
  • The habit of intolerance
  • Catspawned
  • The old ewe and the half-bakes
  • "He shoots so quickly"
  • Defending sophistries
  • Dangerous men
  • "They know not what they do"
  • The red summer
  • "Workers--wake up!
  • A plea for help
  • "Quasi in furore"
  • Adulation
  • "Alone at Laski"
  • Epilogue : "I simply was ignorant."
Description
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-308) and index.
Technical Details
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